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post #31 of 36
As for the monitor go Asus. I have had nothing but success with dealing with them. I bought a crosshair iv formula used and it malfunctioned on me. They still repaired it for me. However though if you game you really want to keep the response time to less 5ms and I would really recommend getting a 2ms one. As for the cooler I have a zalman cnps 9900 that has worked really well. I dont recommend the 12x though cause that one is so big it blocks a couple of ram slots on a lot of mother boards. As for your video card your better off getting the 7970 Asus Matrix. Its cheaper then the 780 by a couple hundred bucks as well as being just about as fast. MY personal opinion though is that Radeon have a better overall performance. They are not quite as fast but they last longer, have a better image, and are much more reliable. The one and only NVIDIA card I got burned out the slot I had put it in. Any way though its your money and your call all we can do is give you our suggestions.
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post #32 of 36
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Originally Posted by ncrane83 View Post

As for the monitor go Asus.

I agree. I own 4 Asus 1080p 2ms monitors (2 for my rig, 2 for my wife's) and they've been amazing so far.
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post #33 of 36
Welcome!

Yes its better and cheaper to buuild your own pc.
post #34 of 36
Greetings, assembling computers is fun and easy.
Not to mention the $avings!

Hope you make the right choice.
post #35 of 36
Another vote for roll your own. Besides the satisfaction of being able to say, "I built my own" you will get better components than you usually can in a prebuilt rig and the one you build is far more likely to be exactly what you want. If you ever have trouble with it (God forbid), it will be easier for you to troubleshoot it because you will already know your way around inside it.
     
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post #36 of 36
Welcome and build it 100%. Even if you don't know how, I had all my parts and no patience to wait for my uncle to come build it so learned myself. Took only an hour and was one of the best decisions I've ever made. biggrin.gif
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